Warner Bros Failed Dual-Release Strategy

I’m still waiting for evidence Warner Bros’ dual release strategy was a successful one because if one were to judge by the returns for Tenet (which might have had something to do with Christopher Nolan releasing his next movie via Universal), Wonder Woman 1984 (which supposedly had a budget around $200 million, yet earned almost […]

Trailer Into REaction: Zach Snyder’s Justice League | Official Black and White Trailer

I find most everything about Zach Snyder’s Justice League frustrating – never mind the trailer being black and white – and to be honest, a little off-putting. First, there’s no such thing as “Zach Snyder’s Justice League” because that’s like saying “Joss Whedon’s Avengers” or “The Russo Brothers’ Civil War.” It places a director above […]

Trailer Into REaction: Dune (2020) | Official Trailer

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune dropped earlier today and it left me genuinely confused because I’m not quite sure who it’s supposed to appeal to. And it was a great, epic-looking trailer but I still don’t understand why it is that Hollywood feels the need to force movies based on Frank Herbert’s visionary sci-fi […]

“Dune” Is Doomed

Keep in mind I enjoyed reading Frank Herbert’s Dune. Heck, I even enjoyed David Lynch’s 1984 interpretation (as fascinating as it was, it wasn’t Dune; too nihilistic, too ugly). So why am I pessimistic? Dune is ambitious, BIG storytelling though the problem is that I am not sure there’s an audience for it large enough […]

Dune Made Who!? Dune Made You!

I honestly don’t think there’s a such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ novel–not any more, at any rate–especially with so many ways to present a work. You could choose network television–which brings certain advantages–or maybe HBO or Starz, or streaming options like Amazon or Netflix. You have to match the material to the venue. This is […]